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Treasure hunt

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Unread postAuthor: MRR » Sun Jun 21, 2009 9:54 am

How the title may say, yesterday I've been on a little treasure hunt.

My brother signed a contract to build a new house and the old house (build in 1912) that is still on the plot of land will be demolished tomorrow.

So we went to the place to see if we find some usable stuff...

...this is my bait.
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powder fire extinguisher from 1962 :D
1" ball valve
2x 3/4" ball valve
some compression fittings
a bleeding valve (not on the picture)
1" male to 3/4" female fitting and plug
a thermostat

This part is interesting...
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I will look if I can find 2" fittings to build some kind of diaphragm valve out of it.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:35 am

it might be a good idea to visually inspect the internal surface of FE before pressuring it...
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Unread postAuthor: MRR » Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:40 am

The FE had a lead seal from 1962 and it was still pressurized :shock: . I emptied it on a free spot.

I didn't open it to see inside though.
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:05 am

Very nice! I've had a CO2 and BCF extinguisher from houses scheduled for demolition before, but usually the owners will have had a garage sale before they move out along the lines of everything must go. That iron bit looks like it was made for a diaphragm.
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Re: Treasure hunt

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:18 pm

MRR wrote:a bleeding valve


Give it a couple of days ;)
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